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Ask Dr. Ticcy: Tics past age 30

Dr. Ticcy is a pseudonym for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada National Office, which draws on information from experts across Canada and beyond to answer questions from the TS community. Please send your questions to admin@tourette.ca with the salutation “Dear Dr. Ticcy.” Dear… Continue Reading

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Tics and speech difficulties in people with TS

Tics are an important feature of Tourette Syndrome (TS), whilst impaired fluency of speech is the dominant overt feature of stuttering. To establish any relationship, we looked at tics in people with TS and people who stutter and have found… Continue Reading

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The experiences of diagnosis in adults with Tourette Syndrome

TS is a clinical diagnosis, meaning that there is not a specific test for the disorder, it has been noted to be difficult to diagnose with research showing delays in the diagnosis of TS (Wand et al., 1992; Freeman et… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Tuesday over the next year, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate Troye Evers will share his “52 Weeks of TS” blog journal with the TSParentsOnline community. In cased you missed last week’s debut, here it is. For more information… Continue Reading

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A personal account of living with Tourette Syndrome & associated disorders, part 3: Quality of life

In my first two posts, I talked about what my life was like early on and the various phases of treatment I had to go through leading up to present day. Now, I’ll talk about how Tourette Syndrome can hinder… Continue Reading

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A personal account of living with Tourette Syndrome & associated disorders, part 2: Treatment

In my post yesterday, I talked about what having Tourette Syndrome was like in my early life. Now, I’ll talk about how it started to be treated leading up to present day. My initial treatment was as follows: I was… Continue Reading

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A personal account of living with Tourette Syndrome & associated disorders, part 1: Early life

I hope the essay that follows about my experience dealing with Tourette Syndrome serves to help the individuals suffering from the disorder and their parents. I’ve made the essay as detailed as possible while at the same time not making… Continue Reading

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Adults struggle with Tourette Syndrome, too

I am not a parent of a child with Tourette Syndrome; however, I myself have been living with TS for most of my life. I wrote a short essay about my personal experience living with TS that I will post… Continue Reading